Almaty mayor meets with Switzerland delegation
The mayor of Almaty city Bauyrzhan Baibek has met with the Swiss delegation, which included Marco Passalia, Deputy Director, Chamber of commerce of Canton Ticino, Alberto Lotti, Deputy Chairman of the Axion Board of Directors, Matija Barudzija, the Head of Enet Energy SA, also the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to the Republic of Kazakhstan Urs Schmid, BNews.kz reports.
The sides discussed the strengthening of the trade, economic, and cultural connections. According to Marco Passalia, an important step towards the strengthening of mutual cooperation is that in May, last year a memorandum between Almaty and Lugano was signed.
"We came to discuss the possibility of implementing specific projects in the field of processing of the household solid wastes, the improvement of the system of electric power, also the number of projects in the cultural and tourist directions. I think together we can greatly extend the interaction", Marco Passalia said.
He also noted that at the international exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana, Switzerland will be represented by several energy companies.
"This is an important step for us as a whole, and an additional opportunity to discuss some of the projects in Almaty", Canton Ticino said.
During the meeting, the Swiss delegation was presented the potential of localization of production by foreign companies on the territory of the industrial zone and special economic zones (SEZ) .
Also, Almaty mayor invited Swiss tourist companies to participate in the international exhibition KITF «Tourism and Travel», which will be held in Almaty, April 19-21.